Xavi Hernández durante el Barça Rayo de LaLiga


Strengthen the right side, Barça's great priority at the end of the market

Published:27/08/2022 - 19:38h

Updated:27/08/2022 - 19:38h

In the final stretch of the transfer market, FC Barcelona continues to search for reinforcements for its bands. For Xavi Hernández, the priority points to the right flank, where Sergiño Dest aims to go out and Sergi Roberto does not give too many guarantees

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Xavi Hernández left clear in the previous of the party in front of the Valladolid that the priority of the FC Barcelona in the last week of the market of summer will be fichar a right side. After falling the option of César Azpilicueta, the options aim to Thomas Meunier, Juan Foyth and Héctor Bellerín, as long as Sergiño Dest leave this week, as it wishes the technician egarense.

In this sense, Xavi ensured in the previous press conference to the day 3 of LaLiga that "there is different stages. Have win that it finish the market to know the staff that have. They remain four or five days and can happen a lot of things. Have to adapt us and manage this situation", explained the trainer. The Wednesday, the míster of Terrassa left clear to Dest that does not have he, giving him grieve 10 minutes of game in the friendly in front of the Manchester City (3-3).

For the moment, the most viable alternative for the Barça is Bellerín, since the Borussia Dortmund and the Villarreal are not had to negotiate by Meunier and Foyth, respectively. Instead, the Arsenal himself is had to negotiate by the defender of 27 years, the one who played the past season yielded with the Betis. With a remaining year of agreement, the traspaso of the of Badalona rondaría the 15 million euros, although all depend on what suceda with Dest.

For Xavi, the solution in the pre-season and the beginning of LaLiga has been to plant to Ronald Araújo in the right side. In Anoeta, the Barça used a line of three that lució vulnerable in the first part, but went settling with the happen of the minutes in the goleada 1-4 in front of the Real Sociedad. The variant to Araújo is Sergi Roberto, the one who looks for to recover his level after happening all the 2021-22 lesionado.

Xavi trusts Balde and Alba for the left side

Although the directive had closed does a pair of weeks the arrival of Marcos Alonso, the problems to negotiate the traspaso of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have cooled the negotiations with Chelsea, although the Spanish side follows section of the group 'blue' awaiting his exit. In this regard, Xavi trusts that, if it does not arrive the Madrilenian, with Jordi Alba and Alejandro Balde can cover the left side in the first-half of the season.

"Seeing the projection of Balde have the position of left side very covered. In the right side have to Sergi and Dest, but he already knows the situation of the club and my posture to him. They will have to play Sergi, Ronald or Jules (Koundé). The intention that has the club is to reinforce the position of the right side", sentenced the technician egarense, the one who left to glimpse that Balde will be again title the Sunday. "It is a footballer to take into account for the present and the future. It is not easy to play with this personality", puntualizó.

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